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Two Bosses Enter: Ormorok the Tree-Shaper vs. Meathook


Two Bosses Enter ... but only One Boss Leaves, in WoW Insider's series of fantasy death matches. This season's bosses come from the five-man instances of Wrath of the Lich King.

Leaving Drakkari Colossus licking its wounds from Week Two's tussle with King Ymiron, Two Bosses Enter moves on to the next matchup in our current season: Ormorok the Tree-Shaper (The Nexus) versus Meathook (The Culling of Stratholme).

The basics: Assume that each boss has approximately the same level, health and damage output as the other and that they're fighting in neutral territory. We're out to debate the three S's: Style, Story and Scale. Don't get caught up in game dynamics of each in-game encounter. Consider the flavor each villainous gladiator brings to bear, and cast your vote for who you think would come out on top.

Week Three: Meathook (The Culling of Stratholme) vs. Ormorok the Tree-Shaper (The Nexus)

Meathook (The Culling of Stratholme)
Meathook, an abomination we suspect may be related by blood (or maybe just staples) to our old friend Stitches, arrives ready for battle with a pack of zombies. For this matchup with Ormorok, we're going to let his little friends help out (should they choose to – would you trust a zombie?).

Meathook's not too brainy of a guy. He hits hard, and he takes quite a licking and keep on ticking. He belches out a Disease Expulsion that deals Nature damage and interrupts spellcasting. He's especially fond of rattling his Constricting Chains, damaging and stunning the object of his current affections. When pressed to his limits, he flies in an undispellable frenzy.

Ormorok the Tree-Shaper (The Nexus)
It's thought that Ormorok and his creations were captured and put into the Nexus to serve as guards. Ormorok himself is the sentinel to one part of Keristrasza's prison. Over time, exposure to the Nexus' massive Arcane energies has rendered Ormorok and his creations completely mad.
Ormorok summons assistants of his own, which we'll allow for this battle (just as we're allowing Meathook his zombies). Ormorok plays rough during battle with Trample and Crystal Spikes, and he deploys Spell Reflection up to four times. Like his opponent, he Frenzies near the end of a battle.

The smackdown
Remember: no game-mechanic nitpicking. Vote for the spirit of the battle as set forth above. Set aside differences in opponents' health pools, game level and actual damage output, and size up these villains based on their fighting style.

Who will it be, Meathook or Ormorok? Come back next Thursday morning, as One Boss Leaves ...

Two Bosses Enter, One Boss Leaves is our series of fantasy death matches between the game's infamous PvE villains. Mull over this season's lineup and vote each week for your favorites!

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